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  • Locations: Delhi, India; Jaipur, India; Kochi, India; Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: SC - Nexus Abroad
  • Restrictions: Jefferson - East Falls Campus applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Housing Options: Hotel
Number of Credits: 3-6 Area of Study: Open to all majors
Class Status: 4th Year, 5th Year, Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Open to All Majors and all levels.
Destinations: India (Kochi, Hyderabad, Mumbai,  New Delhi)

Costs: $5,000, includes tuition, all air travel, all transportation within India, lodging with internet, and all breakfasts.  Museum admissions and other tours are also included.  3 group dinners are included as well.  This means that the only out-of-pocket expenses are lunches, most dinners, snacks, and any personal shopping.  A $250 non-refundable deposit is required when applying.  The remaining $4,750 will be billed to the student in April 2018 and is due May 1, 2018.

Dates: Tentatively May 15, 2018 - June 5, 2018 (about 3 weeks)

Courses: The program is spread across India, and is comprised of three courses in one:
CSHLA/ LAW 203-Comparative Legal Systems/Evan Laine: Comparative law studies the difference and similarities in legal systems and how these factors contribute or detract from justice and social control. India offers a unique opportunity to study how western law was used to subjugate, control, organize and assist an eastern culture whose traditions were at odds with those of its colonial masters. Interestingly enough, the architecture of the buildings used to impose that control, as well as how the law affected the architecture of other institutions and structures is very much a part of the  story on how power is exercised. In a contemporary sense, this course will also undertake a comparative analysis of the legal and justice systems in India and the US, the two biggest democracies in the world. 

CABE/ARCH 150: History Takes Form /Andrew Hart: This course will look at monumental and vernacular form, space, pattern, and design as manifestations of cultural, religious, political, and regional heritage. Through neighborhoods, markets, palaces, forts, fashion houses, theatre, street merchants, food, and temples we will look at the environment that surrounds, enrobes and sculpts our perceptions. The manifestations of power, politics, people, places, which present our senses with a mélange – or more aptly a masala – of style, history, and space. We will observe, document, critique to see the connections through history across oceans. Students will develop a record of these experiences to be shared to the greater Jefferson community upon their return. (Note: this course will cover a wide range of art and design topics including architecture, interior design, graphic design, fashion design textile design, etc.) 

CSHLA/GCIT 211: The Global Economy/Raju Parakkal: This course will situate an understanding of India’s colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary political economy within the larger global political economy. Emphasis will be placed on examining how colonialism impacted India’s economic development under the British Raj and the impact of that legacy on contemporary Indian economy and polity. We will explore the top-level economic impacts and developments from colonialism and also examine the ground-level effects on business firms, small traders, and consumer behavior. As part of this learning exercise, we will trace the enduring effects that colonialism has had on Indian economy and polity through the process of modern globalization.  
Whichever course you choose, your lessons will cover a wide variety of topics and you will work on interdisciplinary teams learning about the culture and customs of India.
Learn more at Upcoming Info Sessions:
September 13th (Wed) 7 pm - 8 pm  DEC Forum
September 26th (Tues)  noon – 1pm  DEC Forum (bring your lunch!)
October 5th (Thurs) 6 pm – 7 pm  Gutman Library Media Room
November 1st (Wed) 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Kanbar Performance (bring your lunch!)

For more information, contact: Lisa Phillips at
Nexus 18 India Flyer

This program is currently not accepting applications.